Mike has played the trumpet since he was in the seventh grade. In 1989, he graduated from Cleveland High School. He also played with the University of Tennessee Pride of the Southland Band while attending. He is now lead trumpet player in the Knoxville Jazz Orchestra. He has been with Rush's since 1998.
Michael has been playing fiddle for 31 years. In 2016, he graduated with an AFA in violin performance from Pellissippi State. He has been with Rush's since 2016.